Saturday August 19, 2017 at 9am - 2pm
The Strand Center for the Arts (SCA) is proud to announce that we will be combining forces with Fledging Crow and the Wagar Brothers to present the Downtown Rising Series 2017 season at a new location at the Strand Center for the Arts.
Downtown Rising is a food/music/art community event series taking place every Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., during the months of June, July and August on the front lawn at the Strand Center. This is a unique and exciting event series that provides our community with an opportunity to meet local growers and producers and purchase locally sourced and produced goods from meats, fresh produce, dairy, baked goods, preserves, artwork and prepared foods at the Strand Center for the Arts at 23 Brinkerhoff Street. Local growers for Downtown Rising include Reber Rock Farm, Crown Point Bread Company, Oregano Flats Farm, Rehoboth Homestead, Fledging Crow Vegetables, Sacred Roots Maple and much more.
Fledging Crow is greatly enthusiastic about another season of Downtown Rising, “It's so refreshing knowing that Plattsburgh is offering a producers-only farmers market again this year!”
Downtown Rising 2017 will present live music and entertainment. Each week local and regional bands will perform live for a fun day out with family and friends. This week's musical performance is Adrian Aardvark.
Ryan Casey of the Wagar Bros says about Downtown Rising’s exciting new season, “Downtown Rising is not just an amazing event series bringing together some of the region’s best food, music, and art, it is part of our band’s origin story. At the time Downtown Rising founder Simon Conroy booked us to play at last year’s event, we were a brand-new group, unknown to most in the area, rarely playing outside of our serene practice space on the Conroy Farm. As co-presenters this year, we plan to carry on the tradition of bringing in local favorites, up-and-comers, and unique acts from the greater region.”
The Strand Center for the Arts is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday and welcomes everyone to come inside to visit the current exhibit each month or browse in the Strand Center Artist Store. Mallory Valk, Artistic Programming Director for the SCA, is enthusiastic about the new event series, “Downtown Rising 2017 on the Strand Center for the Arts’ front lawn is a great opportunity for the community to see all the wonderful things happening in this year’s series. In addition to the chance to buy fresh produce and goods, visitors can come relax and listen to great music and enjoy all the planned activities each Saturday this summer. It’s also a great way for everyone to come inside and see all the exciting things happening at the Strand Center for the Arts!”
Plattsburgh Farmers' & Crafters' Market is happening a short walk away, too. So come on down with friends and family, support local businesses and have a great Saturday!